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… Tracy Verdugo.

Today we are invited to let ourself inspires by artist we admire and let his or her style shine through in the Zentangle drawing. Tracy Verdugo is a mixed media artis I really admire, I love the way she uses the colors and I love her attitude. I already made a mini online class from her and hat a lot of fun. One thing I mostly do when I paint is first of all painting the background, just making marks and layers with all different kind of brushes, paints and all kind of materials that I can use to put paint on. It is a totally intuitiv and unplanned process. When I think I am done with this I am looking what the background gives me for opportunities to go on painting, sometimes I only take small parts out of that whole background piece. And that is what I did here, I painted a big sheet of watercolorpaper and then I cuted it into small pieces and started to tangle on it. I had a great quality time doing this!

 

 

Mandala – the Zentangle way

I love drawing Zandalas. There are many possibilties, you can either draw just freehand without a string, which I mostly do, or you can create a string to create a structured Zendala. For this Zendala I used one of the beautiful strings created  by Erin Koetz Olson for the Zendala Dare Challenges. I already tangled this Zendala just before christmas as an gift for my parents-in-law as a part of a dream catcher I created.

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Thinking outside of the box …

or… maybe think of tangling on the box? Yes! Todays prompt is to tangle a Zentangle Inspired Art Object. Great challenge to try my new Sizzix Big Shot Machine, which I got from my mom for christmas. I got me a die-cut for pillow boxes from “kesi’ art” – which has really gorgeous products. So I die-cutted this cute pillow box, added some fun und tangled on it…and tada… this is my ZIA Object for today!

pattern: Ennies by Zentangle®, Rixty by Zentangle®, Cack by Adele Bruno.

“Guest Post: Monotangle Trees”

This weeks challenge # 246  is a guest post from Dilip Patel the first CZT from India. Dilip and his wife Malathi are one of the rare CZT couples in the world.  I really love this challenge, maybe that is the reason why my Monotangle-Trees run a little out of control and have gone wild:)

The challenge is about creating a Monotangle Tree, so having a whole Zentangle® – Forest with all the trees. What a great idea, that will give a lot of power to the environment.

A single collective directed thought is all it takes to change the world.
Lynne McTaggart

I love nature, and there is a reason why we call it Mother earth! So everyone should show respect and care about. I get most of my creative ideas from trees, they have so many different faces and can tell me so much stories. I go for a walk through the forest almost everyday enjoying every breath.

Well, my tangle made a little bit its one way. I actually just started my mono tangle trees one a light colored background, that was my plan. But somehow my trees had another plan, and some hours and layers of paint later it had a complete different look. So it turned out a ZIA, not my planned Monotangle. I hope that is okay for that challenge. Sometimes my emotions overrun my mind, which I really appreciate, so I am pleased with my outcome, even though I have the feeling, it is not finally done, but it is for this moment.

So thank you Dilip Patel for that inspiring Challenge and thanks to the Diva making it possible.

“Stones and Ceremony”

When I read this challenge on Monday evening just bevor going to bed, I was so excited that I actually couldn’t sleep! Since I was on a very special sculpting-workshop in Denmark with a small group of really lovely and inspiring people, I am so fascinated by stones and there magical power. The workshop happened at a place with a high energy level and we were sculpturing cosmograms. Because it is really difficult for me to describe this concept of earth healing an geomancy  in own words in English here a small extract from Marko Pogačnik’s website:

GEOPUNCTURE CIRCLES is an art-of-life project based upon the experience of lithopuncture and the knowledge of the universal language called “language of the cosmograms”.

Lithopuncture is a method of ecological healing, through which positioning of stones on acupuncture points of the given landscape is combined with the language of cosmograms and the holistic awareness of the Earth as an autonomous and multidimensional microcosm.

Language of cosmograms is an effort to develop such a language that can be perceived not just by humans but also by other beings that do not have eyes to see and ears to hear.

Language of cosmograms is a pictorial language, sometimes a form of body language and always an energy emanating language.

When I read Paula Bramante’s statement:

I love Zentangle because it has nothing to do with verbal language. I also love it, paradoxically, because it has given me another language, a visual language, that allows me to communicate feelings and concepts long hidden since childhood.

the first thought that crossed my mind – I wanted to be at an energy place and give some of that zentangle language to that “stone-personalities” that are part of the energetic network of the vitalities of landscape.

I decided to make a day off (one of the great benefits beeing my own chef) and going on a excursion. My destination: Noer, a bay at the baltic sea, which is a very energetic place for me. So I packed my bag with my pens, I found three pens that should work on stones, some tea and blanket. Of course I had a companion, Anny my lovely Retriever.

So here my trip starts on an awsome sunny autmn day!

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Mostly I have to ferry across the Northsea and Balticsea canal in order to get somewhere, I really love it! When other people have cars coming from left or right while standing at the crossroads I have hudge containerships crossing. So when we arrived at the sea, we searched for a place with good energy and settled down with all the equipment. Anny and I went on the search for stones to build our cairn. We had quite a lot choice of stones here.

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Now I could start tangling the stones at this wonderful place, it was so meditative. The sea gave us an atmospheric sound and the dune grasses where softly bowing in the calm wind. Since it was during the week, we where all by ourselfes with the nature. Anny fell asleep on my leg, while I was tangling.

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Almost 3 hours I stayed at this place, tangling, drinking tea, staring at the sea and building my tangle-cairn! I was so pleased with that place and my time spending here.

So here is my Diva Challenge #241 tangle-cairn:

cairn

Thank you Diva Challenge #241  and Paula Bramante for that challenge that brought me and Anny such an fantastic and inspiring day!

“Stones and Ceremony”

When I read this challenge on Monday evening just bevor going to bed, I was so excited that I actually couldn’t sleep! Since I was on a very special sculpting-workshop in Denmark with a small group of really lovely and inspiring people, I am so fascinated by stones and there magical power. The workshop happened at a place with a high energy level and we were sculpturing cosmograms. Because it is really difficult for me to describe this concept of earth healing an geomancy  in own words in English here a small extract from Marko Pogačnik’s website:

GEOPUNCTURE CIRCLES is an art-of-life project based upon the experience of lithopuncture and the knowledge of the universal language called “language of the cosmograms”.

Lithopuncture is a method of ecological healing, through which positioning of stones on acupuncture points of the given landscape is combined with the language of cosmograms and the holistic awareness of the Earth as an autonomous and multidimensional microcosm.

Language of cosmograms is an effort to develop such a language that can be perceived not just by humans but also by other beings that do not have eyes to see and ears to hear.

Language of cosmograms is a pictorial language, sometimes a form of body language and always an energy emanating language.

When I read Paula Bramante’s statement:

I love Zentangle because it has nothing to do with verbal language. I also love it, paradoxically, because it has given me another language, a visual language, that allows me to communicate feelings and concepts long hidden since childhood.

the first thought that crossed my mind – I wanted to be at an energy place and give some of that zentangle language to that “stone-personalities” that are part of the energetic network of the vitalities of landscape.

I decided to make a day off (one of the great benefits beeing my own chef) and going on a excursion. My destination: Noer, a bay at the baltic sea, which is a very energetic place for me. So I packed my bag with my pens, I found three pens that should work on stones, some tea and blanket. Of course I had a companion, Anny my lovely Retriever.

So here my trip starts on an awsome sunny autmn day!

Noer_collage1

Mostly I have to ferry across the Northsea and Balticsea canal in order to get somewhere, I really love it! When other people have cars coming from left or right while standing at the crossroads I have hudge containerships crossing. So when we arrived at the sea, we searched for a place with good energy and settled down with all the equipment. Anny and I went on the search for stones to build our cairn. We had quite a lot choice of stones here.

Noer_collage2

Now I could start tangling the stones at this wonderful place, it was so meditative. The sea gave us an atmospheric sound and the dune grasses where softly bowing in the calm wind. Since it was during the week, we where all by ourselfes with the nature. Anny fell asleep on my leg, while I was tangling.

Noer_collage3

Almost 3 hours I stayed at this place, tangling, drinking tea, staring at the sea and building my tangle-cairn! I was so pleased with that place and my time spending here.

So here is my Diva Challenge #241 tangle-cairn:

cairn

Thank you Diva Challenge #241  and Paula Bramante for that challenge that brought me and Anny such an fantastic and inspiring day!

Inspiriert durch Tom Shadyac’s Film “I AM”, der unterhaltsam, spannend und berührend die Frage stellt : what’s wrong with our world, and what can we do to make it better? ist dieses tangle entstanden.

Der Film zeigt das wir alle ein Teil eines grösseren Ganzen sind und lehrt, dass das Herz das primäre Organ der Intelligenz ist; das Bewusstsein und Emotionen sogar die materielle Welt beeinflussen können, humorvoll demonstriert an einer Schüssel Joghurt auf die Tom Shadyac seine Gefühle auf überträgt.

Ein sehenswerter Film, indem Tom Shadyac Interviews mit bedeutenden Philosophen, Wissenschaftlern, Glaubensführern führt und somit über die wissenschaftlichen, wie auch spirituellen Aspekte philosophiert. Dabei geht es nicht um DIE Antwort, sondern darum zum  Denken anzuregen, vielleicht kennen wir die Lösungen ja bereits?

“People can not be separated from their environment. Living consciousness is not an isolated unit. Human consciousness is increasing the order of the rest of the world and has an incredible power to heal ourselves and the world: in a certain sense we make the world as such, as we wish.”

Lynne McTaggart
The Field: The Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe

Die Körperbemalung des tangle-Kugelfisch weicht stark von der des herkömmlichen Kugelfisches ab. Die Haut ist nicht nackt sondern liebevoll verziert. Der Antrieb erfolgt hauptsächlich durch die “Angle Fish”- Brustflosse, die “Phicop”- Variantion der Schwanzflosse als Steuerruder. Der kleine tangle-Kugelfisch ist nicht giftig und bereitet ausschliesslich Freude.

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